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Night Skies. The art of deep space.
Malin, David
Sydmey, The British Council. 1998.  1998 
  Square 8vo. softcover. 60pp. colour illus. near fine. 
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22156  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Constellations Pocket Guide, The: The 2005-2006 Edition
Dibon-Smith, Richard
ISBN: 0968415717
Clear Skies Publishing Company Toronto, Canada 2005 2005-2006 Edition
 Softcover Softcover, pocket sized, second printing, 224gms, 299 pages. Using current astonomical information, this star guide is one of the most accurate and up-to-date guides on the market. Book is in very good condition with only minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Very Good/Not Applicable
Price: 27.00 (AUD)
Book Number: SCISPA58  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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A More Perfect Heaven : How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos
Sobel, Dava
ISBN: 1408818000
Bloomsbury London 2011 First/First Printing
 Hard Cover An unmarked copy with lightly bumped corners.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 023661  Bookseller: Pamela Bakes at Page Two
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The Planets
Sobel, Dava
ISBN: 0670034460
Viking U.S.A. 2005 First/First Printing
 Hard Cover An unmarked "gift quality" book from the bestselling author of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter.  As New/As New
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 027956  Bookseller: Pamela Bakes at Page Two
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Australian Backyard Astronomy
Bhathal, R. S. & Bhathal, Jenny
ISBN: 9780642276322
National Library of Australia, 2007.  2007 
  Small 4to. softcover. 132pp. index, colour illus. fine. 
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 63389  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope
Watson, Fred
ISBN: 1865086584
Sydney; Allen & Unwin; 2004  2004 
  8vo. hardcover. 342pp. index, b/w illus. Fine. / Fine d/w. 
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 63381  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Ferris, Timothy
ISBN: 0060535954
Perennial 2003.  2003 
  8vo. softcover. 510pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. 
Price: 8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 63382  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Alice and the Space Telescope
Professor Malcolm S. Longair
ISBN: 0801828317
The Johns Hopkins University Press  1989 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dustjacket 198 pp.  Fine/Fine
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 43398  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos
Mark Thompson
ISBN: 0593070364
Bantam Press  2013 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dustjacket 293 pp. Unread copy.  Fine/Fine
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 43518  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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WORLDS IN SPACE
Caidin, Martin
Sidgwick & Jackson London 1954 
 Hardcover Index, plates show futuristic versions of spacecraft and travel. 600gms weight; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages Very Good with no dust jacket; Bumped corners, light foxing
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30933  Bookseller: Dromanabooks
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Australian Astronomer John Tebbutt: The Life and Work of the Man on the $100 note.
Bhathal, Ragbir.
ISBN: 0864175221
Kangaroo Press, Sydney, Kenthurst, 1993.  1993 
  8vo. softcover. 111pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine. 
Price: 9.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 63759  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Music of the Spheres: The Material Universe from Atom to Quasar, Simply Explained
Murchie, Guy
ISBN: 9780091391119
Hutchinson,  1979. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; ISBN: 0091391113. ISBN/EAN: 9780091391119. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 21373. Very Good Condition
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21373  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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La Obra Forma de la Tierra de Abraham Bar Hiyya Ha-Bargeloni
Vallicrosa, Jose M. Millas
Instituto Arias Montano,  1956. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. Size: Quarto. Text is in Spanish. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, bar chips to top and/or bottom section of spine. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Edges foxed and browned. Covers are have foxing and small chips and tears but otherwise in sound condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Spanish Language; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 21761. Very Good Condition
Price: 43.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 21761  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Wonders of the Night Sky
Zigel, F.
mir,  1968. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. This is the first edition in the English language. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage, other than foxing here and there. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges browned slightly. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19101. Very Good Condition
Price: 63.10 (AUD)
Book Number: 19101  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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The Road to the Stars
Nicolson, Iain
ISBN: 9780726964695
Cassell,  1978. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, with only very minor tears or chips and other minor signs of shelf-wear. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; ISBN: 0726964697. ISBN/EAN: 9780726964695. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6208. Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6208  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Great Ideas and Theories of Modern Cosmology
Singh, Jagjit
Constable,  1961. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Previous owner's signature in ink. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6206. Very Good Condition
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6206  Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
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Life Beyond Earth
Ferris, Timothy
ISBN: 0684849372
Simon & Schuster Trade New York, Ny, U. S. A. 2000 First Edition
 Hard Cover 222p, index, glossy pictorial work. New book light shelfwear to top and base of jacket. 1300g weight. ; 4to As New in As New dust jacket
Price: 30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5653  Bookseller: Dromanabooks
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Direction Finding Without Instruments
Shimeld, Lieut. J. A.
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1943.  1943 
  Oblong 12mo. cloth covered boards. 84pp. b/w illus. Very good, small bump to top corner, page edges toned. 
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 63893  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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The Physical world of Late Antiquity
Sambursky, S.
Routledge & Kegan Paul London 1962 First
 Hardcover PO name/date ffep, unfortunate tape imprints to eps, corners bumped, minimal pencil marginalia. D/W price-clipped and edgeworn (now protected).  Good/Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 015932  Bookseller: Pamela Bakes at Page Two
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Managing Martians
Donna Shirley with Danelle Morton,
ISBN: 0767902408
Broadway Books, New York, 1998. First
 Hard Cover Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. First. Used hardback with dustwrapper in very good condition. No internal inscriptions, torn or missing pages. 276pp. Without packaging this book weighs 570g. The extraordinary story of a woman's lifelong quest to 'get to Mars' - and of the team behind the space robot that has captured the imaginaton of the world. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Space Exploration; ISBN: 0767902408. ISBN/EAN: 9780767902403. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001448. Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001448  Bookseller: Turn the Page Books
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The Royal Observatory Greenwich, Its History and Work
Maunder, E. Walter
Religious Tract Society, London 1900.  1900 
  8vo. orig. cloth hardcover. gilt edges. 320pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, foxing to endpapers. 
Price: 50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 64043  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Astronomical Memoirs.
Tebbutt, John
ISBN: 0949694088
Hawkesbury Shire Council, Windsor 1986.  1986 
  Large 8vo. softcover. 154pp. b/w illus. Good, crease on front cover corner. A reprint of the 1908 edition with an introduction by Graeme White. Additional material compiled by Hawkesbury Shire Council Library Service. 
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 64219  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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2008 AUSTRALIAN SKY GUIDE
Lomb, Nick
ISBN: 9781863171236
Powerhouse Publishing Sydney  
 Paperback As new, never read. "Celestial equivalent of a street directory" information on all the planets with the latest findings from spacecraft and earth-based telescopes. Highlights for 2008, moon and tide charts. 250gms weight ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 112 pages Very Good+
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 31493  Bookseller: Dromanabooks
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Guide to the Stars Constellations and Planets
Antonin Rukl
ISBN: 1840670509
Caxton Editions  1999 
 Pictorial Board with Dustjacke 232 pp. Light browning to page edges.   Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 44413  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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The Southern Universe
Lennard Bickel
ISBN: 0333175786
Macmillan Australia 1976 First Edition
 Hardcover with Dustjacket 96 pp. Dustjacket has wear on the edges with a little loss on the spine and a small tear. Browning to page edges.  Very Good/Good
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 44424  Bookseller: Antique & Collector's Books
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A Brief History of Time. from the Big Bang to Black Holes
Hawking, Stephen W.
ISBN: 0553401653
Bantam Books London 1990 
 Paperback Yellowed paper, no creases, index. 180gms weight; B&W Illustrations; 12mo ; 212 pages Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 31576  Bookseller: Dromanabooks
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Cosmigraphics -- picturing space through time
Benson, Michael,
ISBN: 1419713876
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 2014. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Selecting artful and profound illustrations and maps, many hidden away in the world's great science libraries and virtually unknown today, he chronicles more than 1,000 years of humanity's ever-expanding understanding of the size and shape of space itself. He shows how the invention of the telescope inspired visions of unimaginably distant places and explains why today we turn to supercomputer simulations to reveal deeper truths about space-time. "Cosmigraphics" explores the visual side of our greatest imaginative achievement as a species: the unveiling of a vast universe that is largely invisible to our senses. Full number line. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy, with matching dustwrapper.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2.0. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Art & Design. ISBN: 1419713876. ISBN/EAN: 9781419713873. Inventory No: 0266716. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 44.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0266716  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Time and the Universe A New Basis for Cosmology
Arnot, F. L. ( Frederick Latham ) 1904-1940,
Australasian Medical Publishing Co Ltd, Sydney, 1941. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 250 g; 76 pages, with photographic frontispiece, and three text figures. Published posthumously. Inscription on the front end page "to Professor and Mrs Waterhouse with pleasant remembrances from Linda Arnot". Included with this are four Quarto pages obviously taken from another book because of the pagination, being firstly testimonial from Sir James Colquhoun Irvine principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews (with a written note underneath Member of the General Board of the National Physical Laboratory and the date printed crossed out, and amended to read 22nd of August 1936 instead of Tory 2 December 1935) the other testimonials are from Professor H. Stanley Allen, Professor G. P. Thomson, and a letter to Dr Arnot from Professor L. B. Loeb. Also included, written in pencil, but not signed, is a letter to Faber and Faber dated 29 November 1938 -- Dear Sirs, I enclose the typescript of a small monograph of about 30,000 words entitled "time and the universe", and I should be glad to hear if you will undertake the publication of this. .... There is also a page removed from the Australian Journal of Science, being the review of the book by H. C. Corben printed in 1942. The book has several "diamonds" from poor cutting by the publisher on the lower corners and two pages have not been separated. The titling on the front board is done in gold, however the titling on the back strip section appears to be hand done in white. . Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: .5. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Cosmology; Inventory No: 0221886. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Good
Price: 320.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0221886  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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H. V. McKay Melbourne Planetarium Planisphere
Institute of Applied Science of Victoria,
Institute of Applied Science of Victoria, Melbourne, 1980. no indication
 Stapled Stapled. Very Good Condition/. no indication. a small piece of ephemera probably given out at the Melbourne planetarium in the late 1960s or early 1970s (the main advertiser changed their name in 1982).(And the phone number of the planetarium is only 6 digits, which helps to possibly place it around 1966) Very slight rubbing of the edges of the printed card, two staples contain the circular sky chart which revolves on a central brass rivet. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 2 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: .5. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Cosmology; Inventory No: 0237806. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order.. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 0237806  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Cosmic Adventure: a Renegade Astronomer’s Guide to Our World and Beyond
Berman, Bob.,
ISBN: 0688144950
William Morrow, New York, 1998. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Alan McKnight illustrations. First Edition. A clean copy, no damage to describe with matching dust jacket. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings. In this collection of 26 profound to outrageous essays, the author takes us on a guided tour of the universe in all its perplexity, mystery and majesty along with use of contemporary earth life in all its lunacy. The author enables readers to view astronomy in a broader context and to look at facts, discoveries, concepts and awesome wonders of the universe with a new understanding. Paraphrasing the dust jacket blurb Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XVI, 256 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Alan McKnight illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Philosophy. ISBN: 0688144950. ISBN/EAN: 9780688144951. Inventory No: 0274444. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0274444  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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One Small Step - the Inside Story of Space Exploration - Includes CD of Over 40 Rare Archive Recordings
Whitehouse, David,
ISBN: 9781848660366
Quercus, London, 2009. First Edition
 DVD DVD. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. colour photographic illustrated paperback binding has attached fold over flaps. There is glued to the inside of the front cover, a clear plastic pocket with a CD sealed in. Research from NASA and Soviet archives, this book is the extraordinary story of the manned exploration of space. From the perils of a rocket launch to the euphoria of setting foot on to an unknown world, astronauts reveal what it was really like to journey into space. Size: Trade Paperback. 208 pages. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Travel & Places; Astronomy; Cosmology; Exploration. ISBN/EAN: 9781848660366. Inventory No: 0243340. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0243340  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Mission to the Moon [With Bonus DVD]
Dyer, Alan,
ISBN: 1742113397
The Five Mile Press Pty Ltd, Scoresby, 2008. First Edition
 Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards). Near Fine Condition/. First Edition. Clean copy no damage. Features everything that the young person needs to know about the space race, the Apollo project, rockets and spaceships and plans to return to the moon, published for the 40th anniversary of the 1st lunar landing with a complimentary bonus DVD Full number line. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Exploration; Space Exploration; Science & Technology. ISBN: 1742113397. ISBN/EAN: 9781742113395. Inventory No: 0266638. Near Fine Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0266638  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Daytime Star, the Story of Our Sun
Mitton, Simon,
ISBN: 0571116590
Faber & Faber, London, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Diagrammatic and Photographs. First Edition. this book gives an account of our present knowledge of the sun, its internal properties, its relation to other stars. It explains in simple terms without mathematics, how various solar phenomena probably arise and how they affect the Earth. Dust jacket blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 208 pages. There is no damage to describe for either the dustjacket or the book and its binding.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Diagrammatic and Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; ISBN: 0571116590. ISBN/EAN: 9780571116591. Inventory No: 0255610. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 0255610  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Sun’s Heartbeat; And Other Stories from the Life of the Star That Powers Our Planet
Berman, Bob,
ISBN: 0316091014
Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2011. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. The beating heart of the sun is the very pulse of life on earth. And from the ancients who plotted its path at Stonehenge to the modern scientists who unraveled the nuclear fusion reaction that turns mass into energy, humankind has sought to solve its mysteries. In this lively biography of the sun, Bob Berman ranges from its stellar birth to its spectacular future death with a focus on the wondrous and enthralling, and on the heartbreaking sacrifice, laughable errors, egotistical battles, and brilliant inspirations of the people who have tried to understand its power. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 304 pages. There is no damage to describe for either the dustjacket or the book and its binding.. Marking pen spot on the top edge.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; ISBN: 0316091014. ISBN/EAN: 9780316091015. Inventory No: 0259384. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 0259384  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ASTRONOMY
Man, John,
ISBN: 185153007X
Chancellor Press, London, 1996. Reissued, 1st thus
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. Reissued, 1st thus. colour illustrated hardcover binding, with a matching dustjacket. The dustjacket is rubbed at the top 2 corners, there is no other damage to describe. With a foreword by Dr Carl Sagan, and illustrated with full colour diagrams and photographs, the book provides a useful reference point to astronomy and their knowledge of the universe in the 1990s. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 192 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2.0. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Cosmology; ISBN: 185153007X. ISBN/EAN: 9781851530076. Inventory No: 0241091. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 0241091  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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the lieutenant
Grenville, Kate,
ISBN: 1921351780
Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, 2008. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. apart from the yellowing of the page edges owing to the type of paper used, there is no damage to describe. Dust jacket is without damage. The novel was inspired by the note books of William Dawes, and the author is created a character soldier and astronomer who was always an outsider, and on the 1st Fleet, sets up an observatory away from the main camp and has Aboriginal people soon visiting his isolated promontory and extraordinary friendship forms. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [8] 308, [4] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Literature & Literary; Astronomy; 18th-century; ISBN: 1921351780. ISBN/EAN: 9781921351785. Inventory No: 0268755. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0268755  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Fallen Sky; An Intimate History of Shooting Stars
Cokinos, Christopher,
ISBN: 1585427209
J. P. Tarcher, Inc., New York, 2009. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 800 g; 518 pages in original dual toned papered boards, with photographic illustrated dustjacket. The book is second-hand, but shows no damage. The dustjacket similarly has no damage. Over the course of more than 7 years, the author criss-cross the globe from Greenland to the American Southwest, from Australia to Antarctica, following in the steps of explorers, collectors, and scientists, gaining access to their personal papers and documents, to try to understand the decision that draws so many people to these fragments of Ironstone, these pieces of the universe that we can hold our hands. This is an adventure story, a compelling work of 1st person the free journalism, and a scientific history, all told through the lives of its remarkable characters -- the eccentrics and geniuses have committed themselves to understanding the stuff of life and death that comes from the sky. -- Dustjacket blurb Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 528 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Natural History & Resources. ISBN: 1585427209. ISBN/EAN: 9781585427208. Inventory No: 0275883. Very Good Condition
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0275883  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Outlines of Astronomy
Herschel, John F. W.
Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, London, 1864. Seventh edition  0 
  8vo. leather bound hardcover, marbled endpapers & edges. 729pp. + 7 plates & folding chart. B/w frontis, b/w illus. Good, plated at rear stained, foxing to prelims. Queen Elizabeth Grammar School pastedown inside front cover. 
Price: 180.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 64678  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Philips’ Chart of the Stars
Tancock, E. O. Editor,
ISBN: 0540023795
George Philip Printers, London, 1971. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Illustrated. Reprint. A multi-leaved Star Chart, which is illustrated with various stars and their relative position in the sky. Illustrated card cover with blue and white coloured titles to the front panel. The title says it all. Creasing to the lower chart corners with rubbing of the chart panels. The internal star chart is a little creased but undamaged. Size: Mid Sized Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; astronomy; ISBN: 0540023795. ISBN/EAN: 9780540023790. Inventory No: 0117339. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0117339  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Neptune File; A Story of Astronomical Rivalry and the Pioneers of Planet Hunting
Standage, Tom,
ISBN: 0802713637
Walker & Company, New York, 2000. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 445 g.; XIV, 242 pages, last two pages blank, preface by author, acknowledgements, notes, sources and index. Black coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with contemporary black-and-white drawings, cartoons and illustrations, and the occasional line drawing. Green coloured boards with silver titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and to the lower book corners. A few marks to the front fore edge of the book panel. Illustrated dustwrapper, being a metallic blue and black image of Neptune, with white titles to the front panel and white and black titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing and creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges but the major fault is significant rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. A history of the discovery of the planet Neptune. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History ; Astronomy; 19th Century ; ISBN: 0802713637. ISBN/EAN: 9780802713636. Inventory No: 0106645. Good
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Worlds Apart; A Reflection on Planets, Life, and Time
Berrill, N. J.,
The Scientific Book Club, London, No date. Book Club Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Book Club Edition. preface by author, foreword to the British edition by Patrick Moore, further reading and index. Green coloured boards with black coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "He is the essential background to the problems of interplanetary and intergalactic exploration. The author, a Professor of Zoology, explains in simple language the prospects of finding life on other planets, the danger encountered by astronauts, and the difficulties of communication. But his chief concern is 'exobiology' the science of life in outer space." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. first That published in America under the title "Worlds without End". Softening and fading to the backstrip edges, book edges and corners. Cocking of the spine with dust marks to the top textblock edge and age toning of the textblock edges and panels. Faint offset tanning and foxing to the endpapers. A little chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels with sunning to the backstrip and rear panel and staining can be seen to the rear panel, closest to the backstrip. Staining and light browning to the verso of the dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 240 pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Inventory No: 0118056. Good Condition
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
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Astronomical Insights
Pockley, Peter Editor,
The Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1970. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. preface by Doctor Peter Pockley. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography and illustrations. The book is divided into different subjects and each subject has been written by an expert in its field; e. g., The Life Cycle of the Stars by Professor Olin Eggen. Photographic card cover with black coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the backstrip. A small book put out in 1970 on astronomical developments within Australia by experts in their fields. Creasing to the book corners with a larger crease to the top right-hand corner of the front panel. Rubbing to the book edges, backstrip edges and book panels. Sunning to the panels with light age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 80 pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy. Inventory No: 0118198. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
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The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man’s Changing Vision of the Universe (Pelican Books)
Koestler, Arthur,
Penguin Books, Middlesex, Britain, 1968. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. preface by author, Introduction by Herbert Butterfield, selected bibliography, notes and index. Illustrated paperback binding with white and blue coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the back strip. "A thought-provoking account of the scientific achievements and lives of cosmologists from the Babylonians to Newton." -- from rear panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges. Some Chipping to the back strip corners with light browning to the text block edges and pages. Foxing and staining to the first few and last few pages of the book. Previous owner's initials to the top edge of the half title page. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 623, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Cosmology; Inventory No: 0122181. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: 8.00 (AUD)
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This Wild Abyss; The Story of the Men Who Made Modern Astronomy
Christianson, Gale E.,
ISBN: 0029056608
The Free Press, New York, 1979. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. 685 g.; XVIII, 462 pages, preface by author, appendix, notes, selected bibliography and index stop the text is illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white photography/illustrations between page 238 and 239. Colour photographic cover with yellow background, with red, blue and white titles to the front panel and blue and white titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. Fading to the backstrip. Browning, bank foxing and a few marks to the text block edges. Light age toning of the internal text. A history of astronomy from ancient times to the 17th century and Isaac Newton. Size: Large Format Paperback. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; ISBN: 0029056608. ISBN/EAN: 9780029056608. Inventory No: 0109956. Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
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Apollo 11 Box
Craddock, Robert A. Text & Smithsonian Institution,
ISBN: 0811837343
Chronicle Books in collaboration with Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington, 2003. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. /. First Edition. A commemorative box put out by the Smithsonian Institution to celebrate Man's landing on the moon Apollo 11. In the box there are facsimile documents associated with that landing: charts and logs used by the astronauts, flight director's log from Mission control, Houston, Apollo 11 Cloth Mission Patch, Neil Armstrong's travel voucher, Mission menus for each astronaut, a White House invitation to a post-Mission dinner, telegram to journalists aboard the recovery ship, Mike Collins's Lunar Surface Map, Washington post front page and a guide book that explains the significance of each artefact and the full history of the mission. The artefacts show no damage, but the box has a little rubbing of its panels and some bumping along the front edge of the top. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Space Exploration; United States; 1960s; ISBN: 0811837343. ISBN/EAN: 9780811837347. Inventory No: 0123103. 
Price: 44.00 (AUD)
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The Face on Mars: The Evidence of a Lost Martian Civilisation
Crowley, Brian and Hurtak, James J.,
ISBN: 0725105135
Sun Books, Melbourne, 1986. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. Martian Mercator map, acknowledgements, foreword by authors, six appendices, sauces, selected bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with black-and-white and colour photography (the colour photography is computer enhanced), black-and-white maps and illustrations. Photographic paperback binding with white and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and apricots coloured titles to the back strip. "NASa's Mariner and Viking space probes produced tens of thousands of photographs of Mars, showing it to be barren, crater-ruin, wind-swept world. Many scientists initially declared it to have always been lifeless. But two NASA scientists became haunted by a number of NASA camera frames that appeared to show a face staring out into space. They devised a computer image-enhancement technique which showed that the phase had distinctive human features and expression, including eye pupils and a pharaoh -type headdress. This is hardly the product of natural erosion. It is the Sphinx Face of Mars." from three front end page. But, on further investigation and enhancement of photographs structures that appeared to be like the Egyptian pyramids were revealed along with apparently architecturally built structures was there a ancient civilisation on our nearest neighbour? This book goes into the probabilities of this phenomenon. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with age toning of the text block edges and pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 115, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy. ISBN: 0725105135. ISBN/EAN: 9780725105136. Inventory No: 0124218. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $7.80 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Watches of the Stars; The Scientific Revolution
Moore, Patrick,
ISBN: 0718112857
Michael Joseph, London, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. foreword by author, list of colour plates, chronology of the scientific revolution, index and acknowledgements. Illustrated endpapers, showing Arabian astronomers practising the art, former would cut of 1513. The title page is illustrated with Galileo's drawing of the Pleiades from Siderius Nuncius (The Starry Messenger), fairness, 1610. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white illustrations, star charts and 24 coloured plates. Navy blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt embossed illustration of an Astrolabe to the front panel and gilt titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound), showing astronomy early 16th century French tapestry, with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. This is a look at a intense 150 year period from 1543, when Copernicus first hypothesise his radical idea that the Earth was not the centre of the universe and that it actually revolved around the sun, to Sir Isaac Newton. In between those two great scientists were Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, and Galileo. It is also the story of great personal cost and of the slow disintegration of the church's power. A hint of rubbing it to the book edges. Ruffling of the dustwrapper edges and light rubbing of the dustwrapper panels. Faint fading to the backstrip. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. (4), 5-239, (1) pages,. The spine of the jacket has lost colour. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; astronomy; History. ISBN: 0718112857. ISBN/EAN: 9780718112851. Inventory No: 0112658. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: 16.50 (AUD)
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Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars
Lee Billings
ISBN: 1617230065
Current/Penguin New York 2013 First/First Printing
 Hard Cover An unmarked "gift quality" book. "For 4.6 billion years our living planet has been alone in a vast and silent universe. But soon, Earth's isolation could come to an end. Over the past two decades astronomers have discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars. Some of these exoplanets may be mirror images of our own world. And more are being found all the time."  Nr. Fine/Nr. Fine
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
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Rocket Propulsion
Eric Burgess,
Chapman and Hall, London, 1952. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. First Edition. No torn or missing pages. Previous owner's name on first page had been covered with ink scribble. General age and reading wear and marks. Wear and tear to extremities of dust wrapper. 236 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Aviation; Space Travel; Science & Technology. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54471. Good Condition
Price: 26.00 (AUD)
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Of Men and Galaxies
Fred Hoyle,
Heinemann, London, 1965. 
 Hard Cover Hard Cover. Good/Good. . Used hardback. Presentation plate ffep..No torn or missing pages. Age toning to endpapers. Some tears & creases to dustwrapper. Stain to dustwrapper top rear. 73 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Philosophy. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 000813. Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
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Managing Martians
Donna Shirley with Danelle Morton,
ISBN: 0767902408
Broadway Books, New York, 1998. First
 Hard Cover Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. First. Used hardback with dustwrapper in very good condition. No internal inscriptions, torn or missing pages. 276pp. Without packaging this book weighs 570g. The extraordinary story of a woman's lifelong quest to 'get to Mars' - and of the team behind the space robot that has captured the imaginaton of the world. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Space Exploration; ISBN: 0767902408. ISBN/EAN: 9780767902403. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001448. Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
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A HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY FROM THALES TO KEPLER Formerly Titled History of the Planetary Systems from Thales to Kepler. Revised with a Foreword by W. H. Stahl
Dreyer, J. L. E.
Dover Publications   Second Edition
 Paperback Copyright 1953. Index, bibliography. Catalogue of Dover Science books. Detailed history of early astronomy. 500gms weight; Diagrams; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 448 pages Tape marks inside corners.
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
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